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Predisposing Factors and Causes for Peri-Implant Disease

This is the third of a five-part newsletter series that discusses etiology, risk factors, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of peri-implant disease. Multiple risk factors have been associated with peri-implant diseases. Poor oral hygiene Lack of keratinized gingiva...

Etiology and Mechanism for Peri-implant Diseases

This is the second of a five-part newsletter series that discusses etiology, risk factors, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of peri-implant disease. A direct relationship exists between peri-implant diseases and bacterial plaque resulting in an inflammatory...

Peri-implant Diseases

This is the first of a five-part newsletter series that discusses etiology, risk factors, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of peri-implant disease. Peri-implant diseases are defined as disease processes that affect the surrounding tissue of a dental implant. The...

Periodontal Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease

The association between periodontal disease and dementia conditions have long been known. A recent study published in Sciences Advances* reveals a potential link between Porphyromonas gingivalis and Alzheimer’s disease. P. gingivalis is one of the main pathogens in...

Treatment of Failing Dental Implants with LAPIP

At this time, a consistently effective and predictable treatment approach or guideline for failing dental implants due to peri-implantitis has not been developed.  Laser Assisted Peri-Implantitis Procedure (LAPIP) is being used for failing and ailing implants, using...

Blood Pressure Guidelines

The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) released new guidelines in 2017 that lowers the definition of high blood pressure (BP). These guidelines were established to allow for earlier intervention with lifestyle changes and...

Frequency of Dental Implant Maintenance

At the current time, there is no consensus about the frequency of dental implant maintenance. Two important parameters that will help decide the frequency are: The health of patient’s overall dentition The health of the peri-implant tissue The following guidelines...

More Evidence Links Alzheimer’s Disease to Periodontitis

Researchers have recently found a link between periodontal disease and greater rates of cognitive decline in people with early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. While periodontitis may be more common in those with Alzheimer’s Disease since they may be less able to...

Open Contacts of Dental Implant Restorations

An open contact often develops between a restored dental implant and an adjacent natural tooth when initially there was an interproximal contact. An open contact can result in trapping of food which can lead to periodontal problems and caries.  According to a review...

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